Brookhouse Aerospace produces a range of composite structures, producing monolithic and sandwich parts from a range of materials, including carbon fiber composite, glass and Aramid cured by autoclave. Kaman also manufactures sheet metal fabrications and machined metal parts, fully supply kits and integrated assemblies. Specialist capabilities include a full range of surface treatments and a dedicated Spares and Repairs capability.
Christopher is a highly experienced and effective director who has held senior leadership roles in Aerospace for the last 20 years. Chris started his career as an engineering apprentice and has developed through several engineering and operations roles until being appointed to his first plant leadership position by Rolls Royce in 2000. Chris has an (MSc) in business and organisational development from Birmingham City University. As a business leader he has led both large single manufacturing sites with up to 1100 people and complex multi-site operations for blue chip Aerospace and Power generation companies within the UK, holding P&L responsibility for businesses up to £150m turnover.
Christopher has a strong track record in driving improved performance, leading cultural change and increasing customer satisfaction. He has led our business for the last four years driving the financial turn round for Kaman Corporation and then leading the MBO to create Brookhouse Aerospace. He continues to lead Brookhouse through its development with a strong focus on future growth.
Matthew was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in February 2021, having previously been promoted to Group Finance Director of the UK Group in February 2019, following a two year appointment as Group Financial Controller, on joining the Group from Grant Thornton UK in 2017.
Matthew is a Chartered Accountant with wide industry knowledge and experience, obtained through his seven years working in practice as an Auditor. Industries include manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, renewable energy and education.
Matthew graduated from the University of Manchester with 2:1 (MSc) Honours in Business Management. On completion of his degree he obtained his professional qualification with the ICAEW. In achieving the ACA qualification, Matthew obtained four first prize honours for professional examinations within the North West.
Having taken up cycling to complete the Bloodwise London to Paris ride in 2018, Matthew enjoys getting out on his bike around the hills of the Ribble Valley, where he now lives with his Partner Lucy and their three children Felicity, Florence and Henry.
Lisa is a HR Leader with 20 years of experience in working within and leading HR teams across global and SME Manufacturing and Engineering organisations. After achieving both a B.A. (Hons) Business Studies and gaining Graduate Membership of the Institute of Personnel and Development Lisa commenced her career at Vimto Soft Drinks. After learning the essential foundations of HR Lisa went on to further her career at Rolls Royce [completing her M.C.I.PD] Kraft-Heinz and Inovyn chemical manufacturer. Lisa joined Brookhouse Aerospace Limited in 2018 and is passionate about further developing the HR function and achieving excellence across all of the HR pillars.
James is an experienced and highly effective commercial professional who has held senior roles in both multinational and SME organisations. He started his career on the shop floor and gained a wealth of experiencing co-founding and building up a successful company, following which he moved into larger organisations and developed his career in commercial areas, eventually assuming full P&L responsibility. He has a thorough understanding of the manufacturing environment – with experience in the engineering, construction and aerospace sectors.
Andy brings more than 20 years of international Aerospace experience and a deep understanding of global cultures and business to his role as Head of Business Development at Brookhouse Aerospace. Starting his career as an NC programmer working through different departments from Estimating and businesses development, commercial and contracts to running an international multi-site manufacturing facility in India. Andy has represented the aerospace industry on a global stage, attending government organised aerospace industry trade missions and working closely with UKTI, UKIBC, ADS and others. During his time at Brookhouse Aerospace Andy has been instrumental in developing and enhancing a major composite project within the business.